How to Connect PS3 Controller (Original/Fake) or Dualshock 4 to your PC



The steps to get your PS3 controller working with your PC are very easy, we won't be using MotionJoy in this tutorial, we will be using XInput Wrapper for DS3 (SCP DS3 driver). This guide will work for any original PS3 DualShock 3 controller, and fake/knockoff cheap Oshodi DualShock controller to work.


UPDATE (2016):

There is a more edition of the SCP project by Nefarius, you should consider trying it out, here is the link to the git page:


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Requirements:
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4 ( Download )
  • Latest Xbox 360 Controller Drivers ( Download )
  • Visual C Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013 ( Download )
  • Unzip Tool (7z or Winrar)
  • Bluetooth Dongle or Onboard/Internal Bluetooth (Optional).
  • An Original/Genuine or Knockoff/Fake Dualshock 3 or Sixaxis Controller or Dualshock 4.

Step 1:

Connect your Controller to your PC and wait for your PC to install its default drivers. After installation is complete, you will be able to see the controller as a Playstation controller in the Game Controller window of Control Panel or among the devices in "Devices and Printers".

Step 2:

Download the SCP Driver from here (forums.pcsx2.net). Download the latest version and the latest update package as highlighted in the image below.


Step 3: 

Unzip the archives downloaded to a suitable folder, and move the unzipped Driver package (not update package) to a comfortable position probably C:\games\utils or any other of your choosing, it is from here that the service will run from.
Copy the files in the update package's ScpServer\bin directory (as highlighted in the image below) and paste to the bin folder of the driver package,

**Paste in the DriverPackage



making sure you replace all the files in the driver package bin folder, as depicted in the images above.

Step 4:

Run ScpDriver.exe, and the Driver installation window will show as depicted below; if you have a BlueTooth dongle inserted, you can check the BlueTooth box (NB: This will replace your BT driver to lock it for only Playstation controller pairing).


Click on Install, and in the install summary, will give a complete overview of what got installed, if your controller is not working via cable yet, or you forgot to plug it in before this phase, you can always plug it in and click install again, same goes for if BlueTooth dongle is plugged in later.



Voila!! you're done, however if you can't get your devices to work via Bluetooth without cable, you can continue reading else, go enjoy.

If The Bluetooth Driver is not Installed

If after clicking the Bluetooth driver box, it still doesn't get installed or shown as installed in the install summary, open up the ScpMonitor, the window below should show up, if not, look in your tast tray for its icon and double click it.
If you your Bluetooth's Mac Host address is not shown, and you've clicked install driver, then chances are;
  • Your BT device is unsupported.
  • You have an onboard BT device.
There are two solutions to this problem;

Solution 1:

In ScpDriver window, check the "force install" box, then click the install button. Try again after this process.

Solution 2:

Go to the bin folder of the driver package and locate the zadig folder, enter the folder and run zadig.exe (Official homepage of Zadig). The folder should look similar to the below image depiction.

of note is the Bluetooth.cf file. 
  • Open Zadig.exe to bring up its main window, 
  • Go to devices and click "Load preset device" 
  • Browse to or locate the Bluetooth .cfg file and open it.
  • Go to options and click list all devices.
  • [[ WITH CAUTION ]] Click the drop down box and select your Bluetooth device from the list, make sure it is your Bluetooth that is selected and nothing else. As depicted below mine is Qualcomm Atheros AR3012 Bluetooth 4.0 + HS.


All that is left is to click the Reinstall Driver Button, wait for the installation to complete and voila. Enjoy.

Bluetooth is Installed and detected, but Controller Still Can't Work Without Cable

If you are experiencing this, or when you try to pain via ScpServer, it pairs but when you disconnect from USB and try to pair via BT, it finds your devices but never fully completes the pairing request. chances are you've got yourself an unofficial Dualshock 3 or a knockoff/fake one. To solve this, you need to 
  • Download the moded ScpControl.dll from here, the dll was built for such devices.
  • Extract ScpControl.dll from the downloaded archive
  • Replace the ScpControl.dll in your bin folder with this.
Alternative Download link to moded ScpControl.dll for fake controllers:  4shared.
....Enjoy.


38 comments:

  1. You have really selected the suitable topic; this is one of my favorite blogs.ps4 controllers

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  2. I have a fake ps3 controller nd it doest work on bluetooth but works perfectly via Cable... Can u help me on hw to connect it via bluetooth
    I hv Bluetooth CSR 4.0 +HR using win 8.1.... installed scp drivers nd forced install buh still cant connect

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    1. I have similar bluetooth Dongle too, and it works.

      1. Does SCP monitor detect your Bluetooth's MAC / Host address? If not, download Zadig. and follow the steps in solution 2 up there?

      2. If yes, did you download the modded dll sepcified in solution 3?

      I recommend you download Nefarius modern builds, the old xinput wrapper has been continued by another developer:

      get the link here(Works well with fake / panhai controllers)
      https://github.com/nefarius/ScpServer/releases

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  3. I have a fake ps3 controller and i still see "PLAYSTATION(R)3 Controller" in the "Game controllers" window

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  4. Hey, if you're done playing games, how to disconnect the controller from bluetooth connection?

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  5. Hey, if you done playing, how do I disconnect the controller from bluetooth connection?

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  6. I have a fake one. It lists as PS3 PANHAI. Works fine with usb, can't connect via bluetooth. Tried moded .dll without succeess. Any solutions yet?

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  7. Download Nefarius' version: https://github.com/nefarius/ScpServer/releases

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  8. My controller work using bluetooth in the old SCP, not the nefarius version
    but after sleep, hibernate, or restart, the bluetooth stopped working. I can still connect using USB, but the bluetooth just doesn't get connected. I'm using internal notebook bluetooth using Zadig application. Please help, thanks

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    1. Oh right, uninstall SCP server and restore your normal Bluetooth drivers, go over the process again, reinstall Zadig, when Bluetooth starts working note, the Bluetooth driver version stated by SCP monitor, after the restart confirm in SCPMonitor if there is a change in the version number, and also are you on Win 10?

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    2. Oh right, uninstall SCP server and restore your normal Bluetooth drivers, go over the process again, reinstall Zadig, when Bluetooth starts working note, the Bluetooth driver version stated by SCP monitor, after the restart confirm in SCPMonitor if there is a change in the version number, and also are you on Win 10?

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  9. Hi, may i find out if the the vibration works under bluetooth when using fake controllers? mine doesn't. is there a fix for this?

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  10. Hi, i trying to connect my fake ps3 controller to my pc, and after following all the steps, i cant seem to get it working even with the usb cable connected. PS: even without SCP, it cant be detected by my pc. HELP

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  11. I have a 3rd party CECHZC2U Controller and my pc cant detect it through hardwares and devices even when its connected using USB. Any ideas how can i make it be detectable?

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    1. open up "Device Manger", insert the controller, does the list refresh or does some unknown device pop up? Let me know if any update occurs in device manager screen when the controller is connected.

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  12. get the link here(Works well with fake / panhai controllers)
    https://github.com/nefarius/ScpServer/releases

    I am using the latest version of the software. My gamepad (panhai) does not work with bluetooth. Do you get it connected for wireles connection?

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    1. works well with Bluetooth, if you're using Nefarius' build, make sure you force install Bluetooth driver and before installing, his new installer provides a menu for selecting the Bluetooth device to target for force installation.

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  13. I am using the latest version of the software. My gamepad (panhai) does not work with bluetooth. Do you get it connected for wireles connection?

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    1. works well with Bluetooth, if you're using Nefarius' build, make sure you force install Bluetooth driver and before installing, his new installer provides a menu for selecting the Bluetooth device to target for force installation.

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  14. hello, is there a fix for the fake ps3 controller vibration via bluetooth ?
    thanks

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  15. I am totally done with my controller now and I want back my bluetooth capability. I have uninstalled everything and the SCP showed me that it uninstalled the bluetooth function... But I still cant use the bluetooth normally. Please help.

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  16. Go to Device Manager and Confirm if your Bluetooth has been reverted, if you cannot find your Bluetooth under the usual category, look for it under Libusbk USB device category, uninstall it and restart your PC

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    1. hi my ps3 conroller (fifa 15 edition) doesn't pair with scp bluetooth
      with usb it works but the 4 lights are blinking and doesn't show the number 01 as the other conrollers can u help me plz

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  18. you are the best MVP, really thank you, i have both controller the original and the fake one, the fake one never connect by bluetooth but with your help is working perfectly, thank you so much

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  19. Hi. I have 2 controller. 1 is Ori and other is fake. Both of them is detected in motion joy and game setting. But only 1 is working. The fake pad didnot work at all. Is it the gamepad is broken or the software need to change etc. Could u help? Thanks.

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    1. I never really used motionjoy for long, I will recommend you use SCP from Nefarius, link at the top of the post

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  20. hey there,just trying to get a usb connection followed the steps windows 8.1 genuine controller no joy??????

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    1. USB should work, when you connect your controller what do you see in Device Manager? Have you installed any other PSx controller tool before (like Motionjoy)?

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  21. hey i have an ps3 controller and a csr 4.0 dongle, it work with cable but didnt with bluetooth, any sugestion why???? ive tried all of your tutorial many many times but still, no result. please help!!

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  22. Hey, I have a DS3 Controller and I'm using a wired connection. I tried the steps and it doesn't work for some reason. When I insert the controller to the USB port, the computer detects it and installs the driver, but when I installed it using SCP driver it doesn't work. Help please?

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    1. What windows version do you use? Have you tried Nefarius's installer, it comes along with all needed installers (also the xbox controller driver).

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  23. Hi, i have done everything as above, and can even pair the pads by bluetooth. In the scpmonitor i can see the buttons i press. But, windows somehow does not recognize any controller is connected... Any advice?

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    1. by Windows does not recognise, do you mean the "USB game Controller" settings in Control panel? or within a certain game?

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  24. hi, i follow u instructions step by step, i have a fake controller, and my laptop and the controller are sincronized, BUT in bluetooth mode my control don't work. I can see my control in SCP server when is disconected from usb port.
    PD: sorry for my english

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